The 2013 Inauguration Wine Pairings (and Controversy) (by winespectator.com)

Posted: January 11, 2013 by wynmaker in California, Celebrities, Cellars, Europe, France, MCC, Sparkling, Vintage, Wine, World wine news
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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

 

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In just 10 days, President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term as Commander in Chief, meaning we at Unfiltered have four more years of executive wine pairings to look forward to reporting on. (Check out the sidebar for some of the many wine stories featuring Pres. Obama that we’ve run in the past five years.) The 57th Inaugural Ceremonies are taking place Jan. 21, and the wine-and-food pairings have been announced. Korbel will be there, for the eighth time, with a special Inaugural-labeled edition of Korbel’s Natural Russian River Valley. “Such a historic celebration deserves to be toasted with American champagne with roots in our country’s most memorable occasions,” said Korbel president and owner Gary Heck in a press release, “We are honored.” Also on hand in Statuary Hall for the luncheon will be two New York state wines, Bedell Cellars Merlot 2009 from Long Island and Tierce Dry Riesling 2010 from the Finger Lakes. Tierce is a collaborative effort between three of the Finger Lakes’ top winemakers, Peter Bell of Fox Run, Johannes Reinhardt of Anthony Road and David Whiting of Red Newt Cellars.

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